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16 Days of Activism Against Gender‑Based Violence

Human Rights & Equity Services, Gender and Women’s Studies Program, South House and its student associations, are teaming up, for the second year, to launch our involvement in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. We have collaborated with various faculties, organizations, services, departments, centres, offices, and programs on campus and in the surrounding Halifax community to host and deliver, over a 16-day period, a series of events, campaigns, and/or activities committed to profiling, addressing and eradicating all forms of sex- and gender-based violence.

The campaign is exactly as it sounds: it runs for the 16-day period between November 25 (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) through to December 10 (International Human Rights Day).

(The dates below reflect events that happened in 2016.)

Friday, November 25

The International Day Against Violence Against Women

AIDS Day Trivia Contest

The Global Health Office will post 2 HIV AIDS related questions per day on social media to create awareness and encourage conversation. At the end we will acknowledge the winners and make a donation to a local AIDS organization.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DalGlobalHealth/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DalGlobalHealth
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dalglobalhealth/
Blog - https://blogs.dal.ca/globalhealth/

Activism Against Gender-based Violence is important to me because...

A social media campaign to share student perspectives on why activism against gender-based violence is important to them! Follow the campaign at #16daysofactivism
Hosts: HRES, Loaded Ladle

16 Days of Activism & the Purple Ribbon Campaign Kick-Off

Enjoy coffee/tea and light snacks, and be one the first to receive a Purple Ribbon.
10:00am – 4:00pm; CNWRC Central Nova Women's Resource Centre; 82 Esplanade, Truro, NS  

Filmscreening of Dreamcatcher

This event is free for Dalhousie and King's students with student ID card.
Hosts: Carbon Arc Independent Cinema, Gender and Women's Studies ProgramFountain School of Performing Arts
7:00pm; 1747 Summer Street, Halifax  

Saturday, November 26

AIDS Day Trivia Contest

The Global Health Office will post 2 HIV AIDS related questions per day on social media to create awareness and encourage conversation. At the end we will acknowledge the winners and make a donation to a local AIDS organization.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DalGlobalHealth/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DalGlobalHealth
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dalglobalhealth/
Blog - https://blogs.dal.ca/globalhealth/

Sunday, November 27

AIDS Day Trivia Contest

The Global Health Office will post 2 HIV AIDS related questions per day on social media to create awareness and encourage conversation. At the end we will acknowledge the winners and make a donation to a local AIDS organization.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DalGlobalHealth/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DalGlobalHealth
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dalglobalhealth/
Blog - https://blogs.dal.ca/globalhealth/

Monday, November 28

Open Lecture

Dr. Emily J. Kirk will be opening their class to the public. Lecture topic is Sexual Diversity: The Normalization of LGBT Rights in Cuba.
12:55 -2:25pm; Rowe Building room 1020

Resource Information Booth – LGBTQ+ 

Information Booth on LGBTQ+ Resources and Supports on Campus.
Partners/Collaborators: Residence Life, DalOut, Get Real, Student Health Promotions
Gerard Hall Lobby; 4:30pm-6:30pm

Audrie & Daisy Film Screening and Discussion

AUDRIE & DAISY is an urgent real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. From acclaimed filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, AUDRIE & DAISY takes a hard look at American’s teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.
6:00 - 8:00pm; CNWRC Central Nova Women's Resource Centre; 82 Esplanade, Truro, NS  

Tuesday, November 29

International Women Human Rights Defender Day

Did You Know Table

DSAS is proud to promote the effort to create a safer world.
Did you know security services can help you with safety planning and not dress in uniform?
Did you know that Elders in residence are available to all students?
Did you know that Tiger patrol can give you a lift home free of charge?

Want to know more? Know something we don’t? Lets chat.
10:00am to 4:00pm; Killam Library

Resource Information Booth – LGBTQ+ 

Information Booth on LGBTQ+ Resources and Supports on Campus.
Partners/Collaborators: Residence Life, DalOut, Get Real, Student Health Promotions
11:30am-1:30pm; Howe Hall Lobby

Documentary screening with IDEAS

Screening of documentary He named me Malala
7:30pm; CLDC Student Union Building, 4th floor

Wednesday, November 30

Resource Information Booth – LGBTQ+ 

Information Booth on LGBTQ+ Resources and Supports on Campus.
Partners/Collaborators: Residence Life, DalOut, Get Real, Student Health Promotions
Risley Hall Lobby; 11:30am-1:30pm

Build Your Own Self-Care Toolkit!

Drop into South House (1443 Seymour Street) and build a personalized self-care toolkit! SoHo hopes that these toolkits can be helpful as exam season and winter approaches. Come eat snacks, meet new folks, talk about the radical possibilities of self-care and collective care, and swap winter/ exam survival tips.
Access Notes: The space is accessible via ramp however, the doors are not automatic. There is an all genders washroom equipped with grab bars, but the door is narrow. The space is not scent free due to some recent scented toiletry donations, but is a low scent space. Children welcome!
12 - 3pm

Tobacco Tie Workshop

Join Dal's Elders in Residence, HRES, the Loaded Ladel and Mi'Kmaw Native Friendship Centre to learn how to make tobacco ties and discover their importance.
Traditional food will be provided.
International Centre, 1246 LeMerchant Street; 5:00- 7:00pm

 

Thursday, December 1

World AIDS Day

Build the AC Quilt

On World AIDS Day, RESPECT will host Build the AC Quilt, as a second instalment of last year’s programming. The AC Quilt that was started last year, will be available for students to add a piece, write a message of support or love. There will also be cookies!!
12:00-1:00pm; Cox Building Foyer

Resource Information Booth – LGBTQ+ 

Information Booth on LGBTQ+ Resources and Supports on Campus.
Partners/Collaborators: Residence Life, DalOut, Get Real, Student Health Promotions
Shirreff Hall Lobby; 4:30pm-7:30pm

Louder than Words with Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas, Halifax's Poet Laureate, talks 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence and how to share lived experiences through spoken word. Dalhousie University sits in Traditional Territory of the Mi'kmaq. We are all Ready People.
Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Hosts: Dalhousie Aboriginal Student Centre and HRES
6:00  - 7:00pm; room 2107, Mona Campbell building

Friday, December 2

Button Making!!

Join your Respect Reps in the Killam Atrium for an afternoon of button making! Personalize your own button to represent the ways that YOU want to take action again gender based violence!
1:00 – 3:00 pm; Killam Atrium

Saturday, December 3

International Day of Disabled Persons

AIDS Day Trivia Contest

The Global Health Office will post 2 HIV AIDS related questions per day on social media to create awareness and encourage conversation. At the end we will acknowledge the winners and make a donation to a local AIDS organization.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DalGlobalHealth/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DalGlobalHealth
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dalglobalhealth/
Blog - https://blogs.dal.ca/globalhealth/

Sunday, December 4

DalOUT Coffee Social

Join DalOUT at Just Us! for an afternoon of warm beverages, tasty snacks and pleasant conversation!
11:30 am – 2:30 pm; Just Us! 5896 Spring Garden Rd

Monday, December 5

Human Trafficking Survivor Sheds light on the Canadian Industry

Human trafficking survivor, Caroline Skydriver, shares her story and sheds light on the trafficking issues/industry in Canada.
Hosted by Dalhousie Women In Leadership.
6:00pm, Rowe Building, 6100 University Ave, room 1016

Tuesday, December 6

The Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre

Dal Women in Engineering's December 6th Memorial

This event will include a candle bearing ceremony for the 14 victims of the Montréal Massacre, as well as discussions from current day incidents of violence against women. Open to the public.
7:00pm; B310, Sexton campus (1360 Barrington Street)

Wednesday, December 7

AIDS Day Trivia Contest

The Global Health Office will post 2 HIV AIDS related questions per day on social media to create awareness and encourage conversation. At the end we will acknowledge the winners and make a donation to a local AIDS organization.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DalGlobalHealth/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DalGlobalHealth
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dalglobalhealth/
Blog - https://blogs.dal.ca/globalhealth/

Thursday, December 8

AIDS Day Trivia Contest

The Global Health Office will post 2 HIV AIDS related questions per day on social media to create awareness and encourage conversation. At the end we will acknowledge the winners and make a donation to a local AIDS organization.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DalGlobalHealth/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DalGlobalHealth
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dalglobalhealth/
Blog - https://blogs.dal.ca/globalhealth/

Friday, December 9

AIDS Day Trivia Contest

The Global Health Office will post 2 HIV AIDS related questions per day on social media to create awareness and encourage conversation. At the end we will acknowledge the winners and make a donation to a local AIDS organization.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DalGlobalHealth/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DalGlobalHealth
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dalglobalhealth/
Blog - https://blogs.dal.ca/globalhealth/

Saturday, December 10

International Human Rights Day

AIDS Day Trivia Contest

The Global Health Office will post 2 HIV AIDS related questions per day on social media to create awareness and encourage conversation. At the end we will acknowledge the winners and make a donation to a local AIDS organization.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DalGlobalHealth/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/DalGlobalHealth
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dalglobalhealth/
Blog - https://blogs.dal.ca/globalhealth/


Thank you to the many organizers and supporters of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.